This DIY pirate chest looks like fun to make and it will be an unique piece. You can use any stencil design or piece of furniture for this project. It’s gives you a place to start and where you take it is up to you. Although, my kids would love a pirate chest. Thanks to The Graphics Fairy for the idea.
Hey there, it’s Heather from Thicketworks…here with a new home decor project – a DIY Steampunk Pirate Chest!The awesome folks at Heirloom Traditions Paint have provided the products for this project, and have sponsored this post.
Fall always signals intense colors, darker palettes, and layers of things: clothes, leaves, steampunk finishes…ok – so maybe not that last item.
But, this project is right at home in an autumn themed table-scape. It can enliven your Halloween Decor – It’s a natural fit for Fall.
Picked this little guy up at the thrift store. He was coated in lumpy latex (ugh) and his drawers were stuck because of it. (No latex on drawers – if it’s not a law, it ought to be!)
Aside from that, the construction was solid, and those drawer pulls alone were worth the price of admission.
A few simple materials, and we’re on our way to this Steampunk Transformation:
- A work surface that can take a few drips of paint without ruining your day
- A Screwdriver
- 220 Grit Sandpaper
- Optional: electric sander
- A damp rag
- Heirloom Traditions Chalk Type Paint in Black Bean
- Heirloom Traditions Chalk Type Paint in Nickel
- Heirloom Traditions Jet Black Wax
- Heirloom Traditions Rusted Metal Wax
- Medium Oval Paint & Wax Brush (Best Chalk Brush)
- Rags made from old white T-Shirts for buffing the waxes
- Heirloom Traditions Metallic Masters Gilding Patina in Copper Penny
- Sea Sponge
- Heirloom Traditions 1Gel Transfer Medium & Decoupage
- Ordinary small paint brush, for the 1Gel application
- Joint Compound for texture stenciling (from the hardware store)
- Palette Knife
- Stencils (I designed and cut the stencils for this project using my eclips by Sizzix)
- Light Adhesive Spray Glue
- Emery Sponge Block for smoothing the surface of the Joint Compound
- Chip Brush for dry brush technique
- Optional: Scrapbook Paper for lining drawers
- Aleene’s Tacky Glue, for gluing in the Scrapbook Paper
Images from The Graphics Fairy.
For the full instructions visit The Graphics Fairy.